J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-18-2018

Revolution from Within

A New Take on FCC!As we transmute the 3-letter organizations who no longer serve us, we the people, globally, let’s turn FCC into this simple affirmation: FREEDOM * CREATIVITY * COMPASSION. InterviewsListen to the author, Catherine Baird, explore the background behind Revolution from Within and how these ideas of freedom, creativity and compassion are just as relevant for Western society today as they were for a Russia terrorized by Bolshevik tyranny. Learn more about why Lenin ruthlessly exiled 160 intellectuals in 1922. The plots, controversial ideas, the untold history of the first dissidents to Bolshevism. How Revolution from Within started from the very beginning of the USSR until, finally, in the 1980s it burst through the concrete walls of communism’s faceless collective. 

Embark upon a voyage with The 160 to explore the psyche of a nation at one of the greatest turning points in history! Follow the unexpected twists and turns of these dauntless personalities … founding fathers of Perestroika, Glasnost’ and a world after Communism … to gain a glimpse of the formidable ideas that have helped shape a culture both inside and outside of Russia today promoting human rights, federalism, unity consciousness, free markets and local sovereignty. Freedom, Creativity and Compassion sit at the heart of this book as the author ties the events from over a century ago back to parallels occurring today. 

This is a story of how 160 completely unique activists, philosophers, and politicians kept alive the key tenets of a natively Russian worldview and, with the help of a most unlikely sponsor – the American YMCA – preserved their culture and beliefs for more than three generations until finally they could at last find acceptance once more. 

Keywords: [“Russian”,”more”,”today”]
Source: http://www.catherinebairdbooks.com

Capitalism: The Inner Battle

We live our lives through stories that reinforce certain values and beliefs. When a critical mass of individuals lets go of these stories, a tipping point is reached, and the scaffold collapses. A cascade of individuals like Newton let go of the story that slavery was acceptable, and change rapidly accelerated. Capitalism is a similarly constructed story, a collection of social perceptions that create a dominant world view. It’s easy to see capitalism as a system external to ourselves, but it’s much harder to acknowledge the stories we carry inside of ourselves that create and reinforce the values that sustain it. 

These beliefs produce a pervasive sense of powerlessness, and the story that’s erected around them-the story of capitalism-inevitably becomes a narrative of fear and domination. Trying to change these institutions without altering the stories that underpin them won’t create the paradigm shift that’s required to alter our self-destructive course. That reinforces the problem, especially when stories are founded on fear since people hold on tighter whenever they feel threatened. I found my own ‘hand of grace’ in books by Cordova, Charles Eisenstein and others who are writing new stories to replace the old. I believe that a tipping point to a new paradigm beyond capitalism will only be reached when enough individuals and communities rewrite their stories in this way. 

Local food economies create greater self-reliance in communities, and help people to develop an internal locus of control that can free them from fear and the urge for domination, thus creating the new values and beliefs that can sustain a different economic system. We can help by encouraging each other with new stories that describe a different sense of what it means to be human in the world. 

Keywords: [“story”,”system”,”people”]
Source: http://occupywallstreet.net/story/capitalism-inner-battle

Ma’ikwe Ludwig – Cooperative Culture Pioneer

Ma’ikwe Ludwig’s work integrates ecological, economic, social, political and personal approaches and technologies for a holistic view of what real cooperation and sustainability take. Ma’ikwe is a dynamic, compassionate and thoughtful speaker and teacher, and a minister committed to creating a world that supports the well-being and vibrancy of all beings. Her 2013 TEDx talk set the ball in motion for a major speaking tour in 2015, and she regularly does interviews, speaking gigs, facilitation work and trainings. She lives in Laramie, WY where a group of fellow economic radicals are working on starting an income-sharing ecovillage in the belly of the fossil fuel beast. Ma’ikwe’s latest book is Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption. 

Ma’ikwe Ludwig is a long-time cooperative culture theorist, practitioner and advocate. She started her consulting firm, Sol Space Consulting in 2002. She is a consensus facilitator and regularly works with intentional communities and nonprofits who are wanting to have more inclusive, relationship-deepening and efficient group process. Ma’ikwe is currently working on The Cooperative Culture Handbook with fellow practitioners Jamaica Stevens and Adam Wolpert. Ma’ikwe is one of a handful of national experts on intentional community who actively teach and consult. 

She has lived in community for 20 years, is a regular contributor to Communities magazine and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fellowship for Intentional Community, and started doing anti-classism work in 2015. She promotes income sharing, public finance, alternative currencies and a host of other economic solutions to ending capitalism and privatization, and creating a cooperative, locally self-determined economy in their place. 

Keywords: [“Ma'ikwe”,”work”,”Community”]
Source: http://maikwe.org

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 05-12-2018

Compassionate Capitalism – by Sanjiv Mehta at the #India2022Exchange

Sage launches Sage Foundation to lead social philanthropy

Sage’s 2+2+2 community model sets benchmark for FTSE 100 companies. Sage today launches the Sage Foundation which sets the standard for Corporate Compassionate Capitalism around the world. Each of Sage’s 14,000 employees will be able to contribute five days per year in work time to volunteer with any non-profit organization they elect to support. The Sage Foundation will also give grants to create entrepreneurial opportunities for the young and disadvantaged within communities, as well as grants to match employee charitable donations and fundraising. The Sage Foundation has created a model of ‘2+2+2’: donating 2% of employee time each year, 2% of free cash flow* and 2 of Sage’s smart technology products for any charity, social enterprise or non-profit organization. 

This model demonstrates Sage’s commitment to philanthropic leadership in the FTSE 100. Driven by Sage’s ambition to connect its customers, colleagues and communities within an integrated model, the Sage Foundation will be open for business globally from 1st October 2015. With tens of thousands of non-profit organizations as existing Sage customers, the Sage Foundation will enhance Sage’s relationship with charity and social enterprise. Non-profit organizations will be able to apply for donated Sage One, Sage Life or X3 products, through the newly created Donation program. The Sage Foundation will benefit from Sage revenues from the non-profit sector; notionally ‘2%’ of free cash flow is equivalent to revenue gained from non-profit sector in FY2014. 

Sage has reimagined business and brings energy, experience and technology to inspire our customers to fulfil their dreams. Sage is a FTSE 100 company with 14,000 employees in 24 countries. 

Keywords: [“Sage”,”community”,”organization”]
Source: http://www.sage.com/company/news-and-events/2015/06/02/sage-launches-sage-foundation-to-lead-social-philanthropy

Compassionate Capitalism

Whenever Jan Stravers came home from the mission field, she brought crafts made by the Philipino women she worked with to sell to the churches she visited. The crafts were from family businesses that the Christian Reformed Church missionary and her husband had helped to start, and her supporting churches were among their main clients. In the 10 years that the Straverses worked as missionaries in the Philippines, they saw how small businesses can provide food, education, clothing, and a hope for the future to the poor in developing countries. After retiring from the mission field 10 years ago, Jan Stravers jumped at the chance to run International Arts and Gifts, a South Holland, Illinois, store selling handmade products made by artisans in the developing world. Slowly, the idea has been catching on among Christians that fair trade is a unique way of supporting missions and providing jobs to the world’s poor. 

Fair trade is a rapidly growing industry where companies like the Mennonite-run Ten Thousand Villages work directly with artisans in the developing world, offering better prices for handmade arts, crafts, and clothing. To be certified by the Fair Trade Federation, workers must earn enough to support their families, pay for education, and food. Fair-trade products must also be environmentally friendly and created under safe conditions, and the Western stores must commit to building long-term relationships with the workers. 

Keywords: [“work”,”Church”,”made”]
Source: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/novemberweb-only/11-10-31.0.html

How Individuals and Corporations Participate 02/15 by Karen Rands

Karen Rands, founder of the Compassionate Capitalist Movement for Angel Investors, talks with author Mark Faust, trusted advisor to Corporate Executive Teams and author of Growth or Bust and High Growth Levers, about how individuals and corporations use Compassionate Capitalism to create wealth and grow their business. As a nationally recognized expert on Angel Investing, Karen has written the best selling book Inside Secrets to Angel Investing as a step by step guide for learning how to invest in private companies to bring innovation to the market, create jobs and create wealth for all those involved – Compassionate Capitalism. She believes busy executives can effectively diversify their portfolio to invest in entrepreneurs as a wealth creation strategy, and enjoy the passion and excitment of an entrepreneurial endeavor without incurring all the risk and challenges of being an entrepreneur. Mark’s company, Echelon Management International, works with both leaders of successfully growing companies who want to raise the bar as well as with companies in turnaround. Mark has worked with and interviewed many Fortune 500 CEO’s, hundreds of number one sales performers, and thousands of his client’s top customers. 

From this experience and insight, he discovered a corporate version of Compassionate Capitalism that is part of the pattern for success for those companies and executives. 

Keywords: [“company”,”invest”,”Compassionate”]
Source: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karen-rands/2018/02/15/compassionate-capitalism–how-individuals-and-corporations-participate

I am a “compassionate capitalist.”

The business teaches poor/middle class how to file taxes. It’s meant as a check against corporations and rich folks getting all the breaks. It’s to level the playing field to the common person. Other capitalists who’ve seen this business model are entering the market. It works! 

In year two, we get enough customers to keep the business afloat. We level the playing field against corporations! Success! Now, any labor simply must come from overseas, paying as close to nothing as I can manage. The tax code change is good sort of! 

I don’t need new customers; the new tax code means they all have to come back for re-education! So, it works! People buy just enough to pay lobbyists, pay new accountants, keep website running, expand. I’ve made the world a better place, no doubt! The playing field between common folk & corporations is more leveled than before, surely! 

Until the next year. My business is gone, so money I paid to lobbyists to keep tax code frozen has dried up. Similar services offering tax education also dry up. Corporations pay a vastly smaller percentage of taxes than common folk. 

Keywords: [“business”,”pay”,”tax”]
Source: https://medium.com/@RickPaulas/i-am-a-compassionate-capitalist-6b80e1d643c4

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-12-2018

What is Communism?

Communism works the day people dare to open their minds, hearts and everything there is to open, and lay down all kinds of judgment. As the world is now, communism will never work, and the beginning of world wide communism would have to be fitted to every area, but in time they all would work for a common goal and the science will move a lot faster than it does today. Communism offers rich leaders and all poor people; it is a failed ideology. In Communism, people would work because they would know the necessity of their and work, if they refused to work they would not benefit from the labor of others. The closest thing a Communism would have to a government would be councils elected by the people, councils which would be kept under control by the people; they would have no real power or authority. Some people hate the rich and some cops hate rich people and they want communism. Communism would work in its purest form if people were mere machines. Communism can’t work because people have different talents and skills, thus people can’t all be equal, or classless. Communism strips the power of the people; there is no freedom as all the media is censored, which in turn limits freedom of expression. What people need to understand is that there is idealistic communism, and then there is the reality: corrupt dictatorships posing as communism, which is in fact the opposite of the idealistic people’s rule. According the definition of communism by the man who coined the phrase, communism *is* stateless and classless. Most of people outside really scared of communism will go into the people mind and try to get rid of it.

Keywords: [“communism”,”people”,”work”]
Source: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-communism

CAPITALISM AND COMPASSION: a test of Milbrath

Summary – From his observations of environmentalists Milbrath extracts the generalization that there is something inimical between capitalism and compassion. Clearly, Milbrath believes that capitalism and altruistic compassion are fundamentally at odds with one-another. If capitalism and altruistic compassion are opposed, then it should follow that those who feel at home with capitalism and support it will be less altruistic and compassionate. In the subsequent 1983 State election voters had a 3-way choice — between a Leftist party and two conservative parties. There could be no doubt that a vote for the National party was a vote for capitalism. Conservatives who were less confident in the virtue of capitalism could vote for the Liberal party. The differential degree of altruism shown by the supporters of the three main parties in this election should therefore provide a fairly finely-tuned test of Milbrath’s hypothesis. If Milbrath is right, the National party voters should show especially low scores on the compassionate altruism scale and especially high scores on the `AO’ scale. RESULTS. The contrast of chief interest was thought to lie between the National party voters and the Labor party voters. National voters were significantly more ambitious and Labor voters were significantly more compassionate. Voters for the other conservative party showed mean scores on altruism almost identical to those of Labor voters and mean scores on achievement orientation almost identical to National voters. Many quite compassionate people vote in Queensland for a fanatical champion of capitalism.

Keywords: [“vote”,”party”,”CAPITALISM”]
Source: http://jonjayray.com/milbrath.html

compassionate capitalism Archives

That’s a small number, nearly insignificant, but if every company dedicated just 1% of its revenues and time to the community around it, the difference would be monumental. A business is not an island; it’s the product of the community it was formed in, and its enduring success is dependent on that same community. This idea is at odds with the way many companies do business. It’s accepted that many corporations are more concerned with profits than with the community or environment surrounding it. That’s enough to fix up a local park, keep a food pantry stocked for months, or divide between a few local charities. This practice doesn’t just take the cooperation of a few huge corporations; it takes small businesses, too. If enough small businesses joined together, donating a fraction of their revenue and some of their time, they could help prevent children from going hungry by sponsoring community gardens. They could clean up their neighborhoods and make their towns and cities a cleaner, safer place to live, or support a local animal shelter, or host workshops to teach career skills to local students or unemployed community members. They sound like such small things, but when all of these small things add up, they become an unstoppable movement of compassion and gratitude. There are also tangible benefits for businesses, such as an improved business profile as members of the community associate the business with its involvement. You may be just one person, or the leader of a small business. Even a small percentage can have a lasting positive effect on your surrounding area.

Keywords: [“community”,”small”,”business”]
Source: http://www.legendsleadershipconcepts.com/tag/compassionate-capitalism

Capitalism and compassion: Can they coexist? – SD Monitor News

In a free market, the bottom line is simply, the bottom line. Capitalism has become largely about self-interest, consumerism, sleight of hand and the bottom line. A person may be able to provide financially, but not emotionally – because the two systems are often disjointed. In a system that is profit driven, the raw material for intimacy and connection is rarely cultivated or valued. Fact is, business is personal, and sterilizing the brutal impacts of self-interested economics through such phraseology does not shelter us. Poverty has an impact on both physical and mental health. As the middle class founders and people blame themselves for their fiscal woes, which in turn may be associated with higher levels of stress, as well as depression, anxiety and maladaptive coping, the impacts of a system based solely on a bottom line which benefits a few appear to be bad for the mental health of many. Our economic and incentivization systems are a set-up for failure and disappointment for those who are the most vulnerable to experience the worst outcomes. The free market system has become the bellwether of myriad systems in our culture – educational, commercial, media, medical and spiritual. It becomes difficult to teach children empathy and emotional regulation when the system into which they are being acculturated does not value these qualities. Because the system does not equitably provide opportunity across all socioeconomic strata. As the cultural, economic and political needles move, so too does mental health.

Keywords: [“system”,”economic”,”impact”]
Source: https://sdmonitornews.com/2018/02/27/capitalism-and-compassion-can…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-09-2018

The Compassion Gap

When it comes to charitable donations, volunteer activity, and even donating blood, it’s liberals, not conservatives, who should feel compelled to prove their compassion. A Syracuse University professor who studied economics at the famously demanding Rand Graduate School, Brooks has exhaustively reviewed a wide range of nonpartisan survey research, much of it university-based, to demonstrate the existence of a charitable divide between liberals and conservatives. He has determined that the average conservative-headed household gives 30 percent more money to charity than the average liberal-headed one, despite earning 6 percent less annually. Brooks has found that of the 25 states where charitable giving was above average, George W. Bush won 24 in the 2004 presidential race. Perhaps there really are, to borrow John Edwards’s glib phrase, two Americas: one charitable, the other miserly. The preponderance of Brooks’s evidence for a compassion gap is convincing, and he rightly devotes much of his clearly-written volume to figuring out why it exists. Brooks adeptly correlates charitable giving with four characteristics, all of which favor conservatives. Those who favor governmental redistributive programs give less to charity and have effectively used public discourse to equate their view with compassion. These are not minor philosophical adjustments, and it’s hard to believe that merely calling attention to liberal stinginess will shame liberals into making them. It is encouraging that liberal idealists are increasingly backing nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, which often must rely on charitable donations. True, these donations may be from the big liberal foundations. Many NGOs, such as the Children’s Defense Fund, are not really charities, in that their core business is advocacy for an expanded welfare state.

Keywords: [“liberal”,”charity”,”charitable”]
Source: https://www.city-journal.org/html/compassion-gap-9414.html

Passion for Justice

On Saturday March 9 Pope Benedict visited the Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque in Jordan and gave a stirring speech that I believe offers all of us some great wisdom and insight with regards to the evils of politicizing these three great faiths. Islam as a faith has taken much of the blame for 9-11. Here in our own country many people witness some harsh and divisive use of the Christian faith by partisan groups which has the unfortunate effect of pushing a greater wedge between faith and politics. A Christian faith that is free from political manipulation is one that promotes the ethic of compassion, forgiveness and solidarity. As an advocate for a Catholic religious community I keep promoting legislative and corporate principles that our based on the principles that flow from the Christian faith. I have seen and heard other members of the Christian faith who have applied partisan political manipulations to our great faith and in a sense they have also perverted the faith just like the Muslim terrorist have perverted their own faith. The political manipulations of the right have chocked the spirit of the faith for some type of artificial political agenda and try to claim that this is the essence of faith. As for the political manipulation of the left, their error has been to dismiss the faith altogether and to relegate it as an individual private moment that is virtually irrelevant. Our faith is a divine gift with a message and a purpose. Our faith serves the political system by constantly offering principles and values from which we must evaluate the policies of our society and Government. We dare not manipulate the principles of our faith to fit a political agenda. Faith becomes manipulated when one group suggest that the life of an aborted fetus is irrelevant because it should be left to an individual choice.

Keywords: [“faith”,”political”,”manipulation”]
Source: https://passionistjpic.wordpress.com/2009/05

July 2017 – Left Cheek: The Blog

As a conservative Christian, I was introduced to WORLD Magazine and Marvin Olasky in the 90’s. Olasky - one of several supposed ex-communists with a dubious past and a lying streak - talked a lot about ‘compassionate conservatism’ and the need for conservative Christians to support urban people. Yes, I voted for the first time on the premise that I was doing good for myself and my community. At the same time, he became an adviser to then-Texas governor George W Bush and helped lay the groundwork for Bush’s faith-based initiatives. I did see welfare as an impediment to working and living securely. What I thought about were the kids I was working with. It didn’t lead to more secure communities through the advancement and strengthening of nuclear families, but less-secure communities. I think I believed in compassionate conservatism not only because I hadn’t yet seen the extent of economic deprivation and theft in Working Class communities of color and other abandoned WC communities. I hadn’t understood the extent to which resources have been mined out of our communities and with no replacement. At the time, I knew and saw the desperation of my Black and Brown Working Class community and my own Working Class family, which had received government subsidies before and after my father lost his employment to privatization, alcohol abuse, and epilepsy. Welfare before the Reaganites and the New Democrats altered it was not going to work on its own because it saw money to poor families as merely a form of aid. It should have realized - as conservativism and more-compassionate liberalism certainly still fail to realize - that child-raising is work. Pregnancies are seen as interruptions from work - and thus income - rather than as a form of valuable, creative work in and of themselves.

Keywords: [“work”,”community”,”people”]
Source: https://leftcheek.wordpress.com/2017/07

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 04-07-2018

Compassionate capitalism means we must think of the vegetables

Zesty memes, videos and GIFs that critique the social, moral and ideological decay of western capitalist culture. Mocking the general hypocrisy and irrationality of Capitalism as it accelerates the process of digging its own grave. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE OR EDUCATION SUBREDDIT. If you wish to debate or learn more, visit the links in the sidebar, the material in our wiki, and our Crash Course on Socialism, Glossary of Socialist Terms, and our Socialism FAQ. Brigading from other subs, spamming, trolling, harassment, personal attacks on fellow users, bigotry, ableism, intolerance and hate speech are all bannable offenses. Support for capitalism-and the political parties which uphold it-is strictly prohibited; comments showing support for capitalism and capitalist parties and politicians will be removed and the user punished at moderator discretion. Every user is expected to have a basic level of understanding and acceptance of socialism and communism before commenting here. Liberalism, and defending Liberalism is strictly prohibited. This means conflating socialism with anything the government/state does, or suggesting that communism is anything other than a stateless, moneyless and classless system where the means of production are owned by the community. You are allowed to offer nuanced critiques of other leftist positions, but undermining socialism and/or communism as a whole is not permitted. Shit content that does not fit the content criteria will now be removed. All bans are at mod discretion for violating specific rules or the general anti-capitalist and pro-socialist, pro-communist nature of the sub. Participation in reactionary subs, subs that tolerate or tacitly endorse the aforementioned behavior, will lead to automatic bans. When it comes to proposed alternatives to Capitalism, it is the general consensus of this subreddit that the contradiction between Capital and Labour must be eliminated; the working class should own and control the means of production.

Keywords: [“Socialism”,”sub”,”own”]
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/6tc2wz/…

Compassionate conservatism

Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society. Compassionate conservatism has also been applied to the Christian democratic political ideology prevalent in Europe and Latin America. I do challenge its failure to exhibit a compassionate conservatism that adapts itself to the realities of a society ridden by class and race distinction. Some insist the doctrine was invented by Dr. Marvin Olasky, who went on to memorialize it in his books Renewing American Compassion and Compassionate Conservatism: What it is, What it Does, and How it Can Transform America, and Myron Magnet of the Manhattan Institute. Bush also wrote the foreword to Olasky’s Compassionate Conservatism. Compassionate conservatism has been defined as the belief that conservatism and compassion complement each other. A compassionate conservative might see the social problems of the United States, such as health care or immigration, as issues that are better solved through cooperation with private companies, charities, and religious institutions rather than directly through government departments. Compassionate conservatives offer a new way of thinking about the poor. Compassionate conservative philosophy argues for policies in support of traditional families, welfare reform to promote individual responsibility, active policing, standards-based schools, and assistance to poor countries around the world. Bush began his presidency hoping to make compassionate conservatism his centerpiece. Krugman endorses Digby’s analysis that right-wing compassionate ‘charity’ assumes that the giver has the right to investigate and dictate the life of the receiver, even for the smallest charity. A b Sebastian Payne, Five things we learnt about compassionate conservatism from Michael Gove’s speech Archived October 19, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

Keywords: [“Compassionate”,”conservative”,”conservatism”]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_conservatism

Living with awareness, wisdom, and compassion

Close the day by connecting and sharing lessons learned. In this unique interactive session, Tarana will share her lessons in providing opportunity for people to find their voice and share their story. Over her career and through key learnings from co-creating the 350,000+ Daybreaker community in 23 cities around the world, Radha, Co-Founder and Chief Community Architect at Daybreaker and Co-Founder of THINX, developed a Method she calls the CRAWL Method for community building. So whether you’re an author, CEO, political candidate or musician wanting to build your community from the ground up, this workshop is for you. Explore ways to strengthen and deepen the way we live out our democracy. Friends from Spirituality & Practice will lead practices on listening and compassion and open up a conversation about our hopes, fears, needs, and ideas related to how to live together in a democratic society. Facilitated by Michelle Scheidt and Darrell Jones III. Throughout the country, we are noticing innovative forms of community…spiritual communities emerging outside traditional religious institutions. Join us to share where you find community, where your spirituality shows up-or doesn’t, and what we’re hearing from innovators about who they serve, how they lead, and where spirit lies. A closing gathering on our shared lessons and integrating them into our daily lives. Join Byron Katie for a two-hour interactive session where Katie will do The Work with attendees, showcasing and highlighting her unique way of working with individuals to support more joy and freedom. SIYLI CEO Rich Fernandez and his team will share lessons from making these practices and teachings accessible and relevant to business environments. Throughout the country, we are noticing innovative forms of community…spiritual communities emerging outside traditional religious institutions.

Keywords: [“share”,”community”,”How”]
Source: http://wisdom2conference.com/Schedule

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-12-2018

compassionate conservatism

As a conservative Christian, I was introduced to WORLD Magazine and Marvin Olasky in the 90’s. Olasky - one of several supposed ex-communists with a dubious past and a lying streak - talked a lot about ‘compassionate conservatism’ and the need for conservative Christians to support urban people. Yes, I voted for the first time on the premise that I was doing good for myself and my community. I did see welfare as an impediment to working and living securely. What I thought about were the kids I was working with. It didn’t lead to more secure communities through the advancement and strengthening of nuclear families, but less-secure communities. I think I believed in compassionate conservatism not only because I hadn’t yet seen the extent of economic deprivation and theft in Working Class communities of color and other abandoned WC communities. At the time, I knew and saw the desperation of my Black and Brown Working Class community and my own Working Class family, which had received government subsidies before and after my father lost his employment to privatization, alcohol abuse, and epilepsy. Welfare before the Reaganites and the New Democrats altered it was not going to work on its own because it saw money to poor families as merely a form of aid. It should have realized - as conservativism and more-compassionate liberalism certainly still fail to realize - that child-raising is work. Pregnancies are seen as interruptions from work - and thus income - rather than as a form of valuable, creative work in and of themselves.

Keywords: [“work”,”community”,”people”]
Source: https://leftcheek.wordpress.com/tag/compassionate-conservatism

The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism

The Experiment pitted the market economy of the West against the command economy of the East. The West boasted large, vibrant industries and other highly productive sectors, while dirty antiquated factories and outmoded farming methods dominated the East. About the only staple that was cheaper in East Germany were potatoes, which could be distilled into vodka, so that lower caste East Germans could commiserate better with their abundant Russian comrades. State-guaranteed health care in the East did not translate into a healthier society. In 1990, life expectancy in the West was about 3½ years longer than in the East for men, and more than 2½ years longer for women. The socialist mentality of full employment for everyone led to more women working in the East than in the West. As the education system in East Germany was deeply rooted in socialism, the state ran an extensive network of schools that indoctrinated children into the socialist system from just after their birth to the university level. While it’s true that today East Germans perform better at STEM studies than their Western counterparts, that may be explained in part by the influx of numerous poorly educated immigrants to former West German areas, and the extensive money invested in the eastern region since reunification. Even though East Germany was much better off than other Soviet satellite countries, East German socialism offered few advantages over its capitalist western counterpart. They apparently think East German socialism is preferable to West German capitalism.

Keywords: [“East”,”Germany”,”West”]
Source: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/09/23/the-experiment-capitalism…

Why So Little Empathy and Compassion Within American Culture?

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas; the class which is the ruling material force in society is at the same time the ruling intellectual force. I submit that neoliberal capitalist culture in the U.S. deadens feelings of social solidarity, pathologizes how we view ourselves and stunts our natural feelings of empathy and moral responsibility. The Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci, argued that it’s all about class and power as the ideas of the ruling class take on the everyday status of common sense, of universal truths. It would be incorrect to assume our rulers are a coven of diabolical conspirators who gather at Davos to consciously devise their wicked schemes. There’s actually a remarkable symmetry between neoliberalism’s ruling ideas and the convictions held by elites. In any event, to the extent these ideas are internalized by working people, we police ourselves, thus reducing the elite’s need for visible coercion. Make no mistake, there is nothing more dangerous to ruling class interests than people getting in touch with their inborn, wired sense of empathy and then acting as their sisters’ and brothers’ keeper. To reiterate, ideas do not have an independent existence apart from economics. Finally, exposing the class power behind culture points up the absolute necessity for basic structural changes in our dominant economic system and its empathy-enervating ideology. Of course, I don’t mean to imply that the elite’s attempt at cultural hegemony is complete.

Keywords: [“rules”,”class”,”ideas”]
Source: https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/01/why-so-little-empathy-and…

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J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 03-10-2018

Sexuality and Capitalism – COM|PASSionate REVOLT

Here is our event round-up and announcements for upcoming fun community loving!!! EVENTS. Get out, take care of yourself and heal in community! Share your story! A friend of COM|PASSionate REVOLT, Maryam Rasouli, is offering counseling services for anyone that needs extra support during this difficult time that Muslims are going through via phone/in person/Skype. Events are put on by the CR Community/CR Community members. Other events are by friends of the CR Community or of interest to the CR Community. Most of these events will be local to Southern CA If you want to do a COM|PASSionate event round-up for your local area let us know! Maryam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Maryam has worked in various organizations dealing with issues such as trauma, abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, premarital and marital matters in Orange County for the past six years. Maryam has provided counseling and case management services to diverse communities including immigrants and newly arrived refugees. Maryam also speaks on various topics dealing with psychology and counseling at colleges, high schools, elementary schools, and community events. Maryam is a certified Prepare and Enrich Facilitator for premarital counseling, and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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Source: https://compassionaterevolt.wordpress.com/tag/sexuality-and-capitalism

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Charles Dickens as Social Commentator and Critic

Dickens showed compassion and empathy towards the vulnerable and disadvantaged segments of English society, and contributed to several important social reforms. In his adult life Dickens developed a strong social conscience, an ability to empathise with the victims of social and economic injustices. Dickens believed in the ethical and political potential of literature, and the novel in particular, and he treated his fiction as a springboard for debates about moral and social reform. In his novels of social analysis Dickens became an outspoken critic of unjust economic and social conditions. The Novel a Repository of Social Conscience Dickens was a great moralist and a perceptive social commentator. In common with many nineteenth-century authors, Dickens used the novel as a repository of social conscience. Much radicals admired him, Dickens was never a radical author, but he was much more sensitive to social abuse than William Makepeace Thackeray, and responded readily to the concerns of the Condition of England Question. As a social commentator, Dickens saw the need for the reform of English society; he urged that the wealthy and privileged exhibit a greater humanitarianism towards the poor and the vulnerable. Dickens created a Condition-of-England novel, which directly engaged with contemporary and social issues. Conclusion Dickens as a social commentator exerted a profound influence on later novelists committed to social analysis.

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Source: http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/diniejko.html

The CONSERVATIVE HEART of Compassionate Capitalism

The amount of reasoned discussion and debate over the issues of greatest importance has taken a back seat to well-crafted one-liners delivered at just the right time for maximum rhetorical impact. Since the election of President Trump, many of those who disapprove of the results have taken to the streets in a tsunami of frustrated discontent while our elected officials proclaim in impassioned speeches, their ‘confidence’ in the American people to do what is right for the country-that they have ‘faith and trust’ in the citizenry to rise above the divisions and work together for the common good. He knew the majority could be wrong, and that mob rule was a very real and constant threat. So did our founding fathers, which is why they gave us a republic, not a pure democracy-and placed limits on both the majority and on the government itself. Chuck Colson tackled that issue back in 2000, shortly after the election of George Bush. In a republican form of government, the people elect representatives to govern. In an ideal republic, elected officials rise above polls and public passions and act in the best interest of the nation. Republics are also based on a constitution-a rule book, if you will-that protects the rights of individuals not only against a monarch, but from mob rule. It’s why, for example, the right to free speech can’t be voted away by a simple majority. All of this necessarily safeguards against the depravity of man.

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J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-20-2018

Walking the Talk – 100+ Ways To Make A Difference

Over the years I have been deeply involved in fund raising, community development and what I call compassionate capitalism. Over the years I have witnessed a darker side of capitalism. As long as it doesn’t effect the bottom line it is blind to the environmental or community consequences due to their business. The time has come to call for action, to call for “Compassionate capitalism.” Already on the horizon are ground breaking books like, The Divine Right of Capital that promotes the dethroning of corporate aristocracy for what Marjorie Kelly calls Economic Democracy; or Bill Jensen’s book, Work 2.0, which calls for new labor contracts and the realignment of corporate assets. Perhaps we are better off calling for “Compassionate capitalists.” Patricia Panchak, Editor-n-Chief, of Industry Week pointed out in her March 2002 editorial, Capitalism At A Crossroad?, that according to a 2000 Business Week/Harris poll, when people were give a choice between the two phrases that they supported more strongly: “Corporations should have only one purpose – to make the most profit for their shareholders – and pursuit of that goal will be best for America in the long run.” -or- “Corporations should have more than one purpose. They also owe something to their workers and the communities in which they operate, and they should sometimes sacrifice some profit for the sake of making things better for their workers and communities.” – 95% percent of those surveyed choose the latter statement. Today there are great disparities among communities. The communities are broken down; they are without hope and have great need. In the Old Testament when Jerusalem was in ruins, Nehemiah heard the call of God to do something about it.

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Source: https://walkingthetalk.wordpress.com/2007/03/10/can-capitialism-be…

Why Compassion Is Hard – The Next Step

Compassion underlies all world religions, most boldly embodied in the provocation “Love your enemies as you do yourself.” Yet in a world of violence and hatred, where people sleep in the streets of our wealthiest cities, it seems compassion is in short supply. At a time of year when we tend to dream of world peace, and to that end, guilt ourselves and others into being nicer, it’s rare that we spend time truly understanding compassion. Is compassion an innate behavior, or one that you learn?Why is it hard to show strangers compassion?How can we be more compassionate in our daily lives? Robert Wright, a journalist and philosopher and author of several books on the biology of compassion, sees compassion as a natural process of evolution. “It happened through a principle known as kin selection. And the basic idea of kin selection is that, if an animal feels compassion for a close relative, and this compassion leads the animal to help the relative,then, in the end, the compassion actually winds up helping the genes. underlying the compassion itself.” Expanding compassion is the life’s work of Karen Armstrong, religious thinker and author of “12 Steps to a More Compassion Life”. Kristen Armstrong compiled a life’s work in compassion into a simple, 12-step book aimed at promoting compassion around the globe. Our failure to show compassion to others with whom we disagree causes political logjams, abuse of power, and otherwise childish behaviors that often cause in harm to each other and our environment. Finding compassion in times of disagreement may be more challenging, but the rewards are far greater. As compassion grows among us, and the barriers between human communities are torn down, the result will be more peace.

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Source: https://thenextstep0.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/why-compassion-is-hard

War = Capitalism, Capitalism = War by William Bowles – Dandelion Salad

Crisis is capitalism’s middle name and, as in the past, crisis leads to war, major wars and indeed lotsa ‘little’ ones too. I don’t think you need a crystal ball to figure out that capitalism is headed down the major war path, it’s displaying all the same pathological signs as it has done in past decades; economic crisis, economic collapse, repression abroad and repression at home. War, better still, general war solves all of these problems, for the capitalist class that is. Pax Americana! Rule Britannia! It’s the ultimate end-product of industrialising war, just as capitalism has industrialised everything else and trashed the planet in the process. So what is stopping us from stopping them? Is it because we’re as suicidal and as shortsighted as the ruling class is? Like all honest socialists, I’m an optimist, I like to think that we are different from our rulers, that people are being misled, lied to, hooked on addiction to things by the all-devouring monster that is capitalism. Of course it’s extremely dangerous to draw direct analogies with the past but the common thread is capitalism, so you have to draw the obvious conclusion don’t you? Well don’t you? How can you escape the obvious when a man called Donald Trump heads up the most powerful, the most destructive society in all of history. The choice is yours and in a really bizarre, nay abhorrent way, perhaps we do have to thank Donald Trump, for he has surely and finally revealed to us the true nature of capitalism in all its horrific barbarism. For Trump is no aberration, he is capitalism personified, just as Hitler’s Germany was brute force capitalism. A shot across the bows of capitalism but no more than that. First we need a viable programme upon which to base our alternative to capitalism.

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Source: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/war-capitalism…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-05-2018

compassionate capitalism definition

Compassionate capitalism is the synthesis of the ideals of communism where the correct distribution of wealth was intended but under the principles of work, taking opportunities and fair economic reward. Multilevel business are the ideal vehicle where compassionate capitalism was founded on four principles outlined below and that have changed, change and will change many lives. These principles were exposed by Rich de Vos co-founder of Amway Corporation one of the most important MLM companies and with more transcendence in the concept of conpassionate capitalism and multilevel business. Compassionate capitalism is defined as “The equal access of each person to unlimited economic growth opportunities and that helps other people within the same process to achieve among all personal and group rewards”. Unfortunately in a traditional context of work-employment or business we cannot speak of freedom because the time is mortgaged either for an employer who says what to do, when, how and for how long or for a traditional business in what the owner or propietor must be present to make his business work or function properly. Well, in multilevel business like no other business there is nothing of this and there is hope for the future for young, mature and old, regardless of race, creed, social status or education. To these four factors it joins the fact that in this type of business to construct compassionate capitalism exists the great advantage of choosing counselors who are persons who have big economic results in the same business and who are ready to share their knowledge and experience to be imitated, equalized and often overcomed. In summary compassionate capitalism it is now a reality through its main business multilevel agent and together have changed the economic history of millions of people around the world and will continue in many more lives for those who have a burning desire to change their current economic situation and the will to learn, grow and change. Compassionate capitalism is one of the few economic models who do a real social sustainable development, balanced without clientelism and false promises that are never fulfilled. Get trained with the best recommended resources to succeed in compassionate capitalism within the multilevel business.

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CSR by the Little Guys: A More Compassionate Kind of Capitalism

Thriive is a US-based NGO that believes everyday small businesses in developing countries are an untapped vehicle to deliver a potent combination of job creation and new economic opportunities for the most vulnerable. What if small businesses’ access to growth capital was tied to delivering social impact to the most disadvantaged in their communities? The result can be significant job creation, income growth, and increased economic opportunities for those most in need-all driven by local entrepreneurs. Thriive’s core pay-it-forward loan program provides interest-free loans called ThriiveCapital for up to $10,000. These loans are repaid not in cash to Thriive as the lender, but instead paid forward through an equivalent amount of documented in-kind business donations of job training and income-enhancing products and services. Thriive financing demonstrates a more compassionate kind of capitalism, one that is driven by local entrepreneurs transformed from someone in need to someone whose generosity lifts up challenged communities alongside themselves. We started Thriive out of a belief that a sustainable future for humankind depends on developing more compassionate mechanisms that blend the energy of the free market with a greater degree of fairness and egalitarianism. Some will argue this is a quixotic quest, but Thriive shows that such an approach works, in countries and contexts ranging from Nicaragua to Vietnam to Kenya. In over 500 ThriiveCapital loans made to small business entrepreneurs since 2010, our entrepreneurs created over 2,500 jobs and donated poverty alleviating job training, products, and services to over 200,000 disadvantaged individuals. Equally important, the vast majority of Thriive entrepreneurs continue to provide some form of community charity even after their loan obligations to Thriive are fulfilled. What if both big companies’ CSR programs and impact-first investors partnered with Thriive to extend the reach of pay-it-forward financing like ThriiveCapital to assist more small business entrepreneurs? The potential increases in small business expansion and job creation are tantalizing, potentially extending into corporate and large company supply chains, which should make such initiatives even more attractive.

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Source: https://www.philanthropreneurshipforum.com/csr-by-the-little-guys…

Embody Fierce Compassion: Buddhists at the People’s Climate March

I’m so excited that this divided narrative is NOT what was expressed at the People’s climate march two days ago. At least a thousand “Buddhists” showed up at the march. Theravada / Tibetan nuns and monks of many decades in saffron, Zen folks in black with or without their rakusus, some in white and some with gongs, conches and chimes, all perspiring together for 2-3 hours while waiting for our tributary to join the main river of marchers, rejoicing in having a community that cares and deeply understands the nature of inter-connection. Chanting, singing and some dancing with pagans in the interfaith group! Along with my root teacher and friends from Cold Mountain Zen, I had the good fortune to march carrying one of the awesome “Embody Fierce Compassion” banners designed and created by One Earth Sangha. While hundreds of “Buddhists” were marching along with the sea of 400,000 human hearts for about 3 miles, friends from Rochester Zen Center were meditating at a grassy spot in Central Park, overlooking the march on 59th street as a part of an “Earth Vigil” they have been organizing for the past few years. Their core group meditated for over 10 hours on the actual day of the March! I needed a sense of belonging to communities that are ready to ask “How does putting a price on carbon pollution or ecosystem degradation relate to the teaching of interconnectedness and right livelihood?” or “What does skillful compassion mean when greed has infected our own cells?”. I am so grateful such communities have come into being – including communities that organized the march – block by block, faith by faith, college by college, bus by bus because I could not go on carrying the depressing reality of knowing, as a scientist, that we are crossing our planet’s tipping points, without the joy, energy and resilience that only a community can bring! It was awesome! I hope more of us will bring our meditation community and its centeredness right in the middle of a heart-break. Join the conversations that are rooted in our practice to embolden a community that will transform us – merging our stories with those of others.

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Source: http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/embody-fierce-compassion-buddhist…

J.R.’s Zaphne Blog News for 02-03-2018

The Book of Life

In modern times, one of the criticisms you’ll sometimes hear people make. Glamour is the reflexive sheen afforded to people and things by the approval of. We don’t think we hate cheap things – but we frequently behave as if we. One key thing that can go wrong in our thinking about a career is that we get. ‘Creativity’ is one of the most prestigious ideas of modern times and as a.Authentic Work. One of the ideas that circulates below the surface of modern life is that work. People have been making pornography for a very long time. One of the things that separates confident from diffident people is their sense. Modern life is, in many ways, founded around the idea of progress: the notion. Most of the time, successful modern life involves lots of technology,. One of the unexpectedly important things that art can do for us is teach us how. If the idea of being a ‘modern’ person and leading a ‘modern’ life.

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Source: http://www.thebookoflife.org/category/capitalism

Nonfiction Book Review: Compassionate Capitalism by Rich DeVos, Author, Richard M. Devos, Author Dutton Books $22 ISBN 978-0-525-93567-4

Recently there has been a deluge of books on managerial theory, “how-to” scenarios and inspirational tomes about the “good life,” but rarely can an author combine these genres. DeVos, co-founder and retired president of Amway, does so effectively with this study of how to be entrepreneurial, successful and compassionate. Offering dozens of emotional anecdotes about struggling and then successful people he knew at Amway, DeVos develops an intriguing 16-part “Credo for Compassionate Capitalism” that draws heavily on the Judeo-Christian ethical tradition, then melds its precepts with those of capitalism. His thoughts on helping others, racial and religious toleration and the environment are impressive, as are his positions on credit availability and business behavior. Of obvious interest to Amway’s two million distributors, his book should also have strong appeal for general readers.

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Source: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-525-93567-4

Entrepreneurs + Investors + Funded Innovation + Generational Wealth + Compassionate Capitalism

History has shown that the Greatest Wealth is Created through Entrepreneurism. Every Innovation that improves our lives came from an Entrepreneur with an idea; a strategy to succeed; and the funding to execute. The Good News: You don’t have to start a great company when you can invest in a great company and reap the same rewards as the founders. Recent regulatory changes have made that easier than ever to happen. We help Entrepreneurs and Investors create their legacy in the innovation they bring to market and the generational wealth they create. The men and women who take the road less traveled and invest in exciting private companies before they go public, have the opportunity that few realize – create wealth, leave a legacy of innovation, and have personal pride in knowing they impacted their community with new jobs and opportunities.

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Source: http://www.karenrands.co

Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well by Marc Benioff, Karen Southwick[PDF] Ebook Download

What if every corporation in the world devoted one percent of its revenues, one percent of its employees’ time, and one percent of its stock to the communities it serves? What would happen? It would change the world. This book suggests that such a radical change is possible, and lays out the blueprint to do so, with a radically new model in which companies leverage all of their assets-including employees, equity, products, and relationships-in order to provide real value to the communities in which they operate. Case studies look at how both large and small companies, have structured their philanthropy programs for maximum effectiveness and true integration. Here is the essential guide for everyone, from the newly minted entrepreneur to the Fortune 500 CEO who wants to ensure that doing business goes hand in hand with doing good.

Keywords: [“percent”,”employees”,”world”]
Source: https://academicebook.com/ebooks/compassionate-capitalism-1817358

Narayana Murthy and Compassionate Capitalism

Narayana Murthy’s roles at Infosys Technologies-as a co-founder, longtime CEO, and nonexecutive chairman and chief mentor-has been marked by explosive growth, demanding management challenges, and widely lauded company leadership. His personal leadership philosophy has been articulated through and driven by his philosophy of “Compassionate capitalism.” Profiles Murthy’s philosophy and leadership principles. Traces the development of Murthy as a child, scholar, businessman, and political and social activist. Traces the links between Murthy’s principles and the business practices that repeatedly brought Infosys Technologies recognition as one of India’s most admired and best managed companies. Raises questions in his mind about the place of philanthropic principles in the management of a business enterprise.

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Source: http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=32597

Compassionate capitalism in the Middle Ages: Profit and philanthropy in medieval Cambridge

Contemporary businesses are frequently challenged to invest the profits from their commercial successes into projects that benefit society. This is not a new concept – this column reports that it began as early as the medieval period. Profits from property speculation in the Middle Ages were re-invested into local communities. Compassionate capitalism involved high levels of charitable giving to hospitals, monasteries, churches, and colleges, which helped to disseminate the economic benefits of investments from individuals to the wider community. This entry was posted on May 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm and is filed under Academic research & research papers, Economics – macro, micro etc. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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Source: https://mostlyeconomics.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/compassionate…